Imagine if John the Baptist came of age during the 1960s counter culture, the charisma of Jim Morrison flowing from the mantle of an Old Testament prophet.
Meet Lonnie Frisbee, a seeker turned Jesus freak evangelist who compelled thousands towards a profession of Christian faith.
It was during a trip into a canyon that Frisbee claimed that God gave him a vision of his future as an influential evangelist to the hippie generation.
So many of us trace our Christian roots to this man. The power of God flowed when he preached. He walked in supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit. Everywhere that he went there were 'divine~appointments' that always resulted in salvation or healing of others.
Brant Baker and Lonnie Frisbee were close friends. Lonnie had introduced me to Brant at his 'Costa Mesa' clothing store. Both men had an impact upon their generation. Both men have gone to be with the Lord.
Today it is us who are still walking this earth.
You who were there when these men ministered, what is your 'vision' today? Vision being a clear conception of something that is not yet reality, but which can exist.
How do you answer this question? Your vision uniquely belongs to you as a person called of God. As you pray, it will become clear to you.
You have a passion for God and His ways. You want to see your vision become reality.
20Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
According to His power that is at work. Working within you.
That power is the mighty power of God's Spirit who lives inside of you, enabling you to fulfill the vision He has given to you. God's power is actually working within you for the fulfillment of your dream.
Beyond all that you could ask for, think about, or imagine. You can't grasp all that He wants to do for you. It is and will always be steps ahead of you.
Your potential is determined by the assignment God gave you to do. Whatever you were born to do, you are equipped to do. God gives you the ability to fulfill your responsibility.
God does not call qualified men. He makes men qualified whom He calls.
Faith is vision in the heart. Sight without vision is dangerous because it has no hope. God gave us vision so that we would not have to live by what we see.
Vision is so powerful it can live beyond the grave. Lonnie Frisbee and Brant Baker have spiritual children born of their vision in God who are alive today. Children who know God and know of His power.
Children who have struggled with their vision in God for years. Satan has tried and tried to convince them that it was all just a foolish dream. It was not.
That flame flickering inside is the vision. That vision that can and will inflame future generations for Christ...